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Below is a family biography included in History of Warren County, Iowa published by Union Historical Company in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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BAKER, J. C., farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Indianola; he owns a farm of 85 acres; he was born October 20, 1822, in York county, Pennsylvania; parents moved to Stark county, Ohio, in 1837, where they remained about five years, when they moved to Hancock county, Ohio; here they lived till 1856, when they came to this county and settled in Indianola, where he remained two years; he then settled on the farm where he now lives; he has been twice married, first, November 9, 1844, to Miss Harriett Burgiss, a native of Ohio, who died July 3, 1866, leaving a family of eleven children: Fannie J., Albert T., Phebe, Etna A., John W., James H., living, and Wm. H., and Thornton E. (twins), Sarah J., Infant, and Ava Ann, are deceased; he was married again February 25, 1869, to Miss Susan E. Clark, a native of Ohio; by this union he has six children: Delphius C., Minnie M., Isabelle J., Geo. W., Bertha A., and Henry A., all living.

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This family biography is one of 548 biographies included in The History of Warren County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Warren County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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